In Dusk We Trust - Some Owling in Co.Durham, North East England, Great Britain
Leucistic Little Owl image copyright Hilary Chambers, Durham.


Tuesday, 16 March 2010

A real Buzz



A local Wheeler & Mewer.


What a difference a few year makes.
What an incredible turnaround.
At least 10 pair on the patch and our first double figure count of birds seen together earlier this year.



often a good vantage point for watching Buzzards.


Buzzard heads the BTO's list of UK species withlong-term upward trend, having increased by 444% over the last 40 years.


They have shown massive eastward range expansion, now thought to be the most abundant diurnal raptor in Britain.

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Visible migrants at home over the garden today include:- Siskin, Redshank & Meadow Pipit.
A male Sparrowhawk was harassed by an imm GBBGull - the gull making a heck of a racket - i looked up expecting Osprey . . .
A pair of Greenfinch added a touch of colour when visiting our Hawthorn hedge several times during the day.

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